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Summer Baby Registry Picks

If you’re having a summer baby, you’re a lucky mama-to-be; there’s nothing like welcoming your little one into a world filled with warm, sunny days. But, having a baby in the summer also lends itself to some pretty specific gear to help you weather, well, the weather. From nursery to neighborhood walks to weekends at the beach, here’s all your registry must-haves for that summer baby of yours.

1. Babybjorn Bouncer Mini.

We know it’s hard to put baby down for even a minute, but BabyBjörn’s new Bouncer Mini will have your newborn resting easy. The Bouncer Mini provides proper support for baby’s neck and back from 0-6 months and offers two positions for resting and playing. Plus it’s made from 100% cotton and free from harmful substances, making it perfect for the summer heat. And since it’s easy to take apart and reassemble (not to mention, no batteries!), it’s great for summer travel too. $129.95. Buy it here.

2. Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller.

There’s no time like summer to get out there and get in shape, and with Bumbleride’s brand new Speed running stroller, you can do it with baby in tow. We’re loving this lightweight and durable stroller, which is not only sleek and stylish, but also made from eco-friendly fabrics and water-conserving dyes. $549. Preorder it here (due out later this month).

3. Cybex Cloud Q Car Seat.

The latest and greatest infant car seat from Cybex will be perfect for hitting the road this summer. Safe, snug and oh-so-soft and cozy (including a full-recline position outside of the car), it’s also got a fold-away sun canopy made from UVP50+ material. $449.95. Buy it here.

4. Parasol Diapers.

We’ve never actually used the word luxury with diapers before, but Parasol has us rethinking our vocabulary. These brand new diapers are the trifecta: super-soft, super-thin and super-absorbent. And while we’re loving their summery, whimsical designs, we’re loving even more that they’re eco-friendly and nontoxic. $70/month subscription. Buy it here.

5. Babybjorn Carrier One Air.

Babywearing is the best way to make your life exponentially easier as a new mom, and BabyBjörn’s soft and cozy Carrier One Air, made from breathable mesh, is the best way to do it all summer long. It’s ergonomic for baby, comfortable for mama, and easy to use from Day 1 (with no infant insert) through 3 years, thanks to four front and back carrying positions. $190. Buy it here.

6. Skip Hop Highline Convertible Backpack.

Nobody knows the day to day of a NYC mama better than Skip Hop. The company’s new Highline Convertible Backpack has got every pocket and pouch you could possibly need, and can be converted from backpack to crossbody to tote. $200. Buy it here.

7. BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light.

The best way to keep baby sleeping safe and sound no matter where your summer travels take you, is to invest in an amazing travel crib. BabyBjörn’s Travel Crib Light will make your road trip easy breezy: it’s lightweight to carry, simple to set up and fold away, and includes a soft, comfy mattress that will have baby snoozing like, well, a baby, in no time. $300. Buy it here.

8. Petit Pehr Muslin Swaddles.

No piece of baby gear will get more summer stage time than a trusty muslin swaddle, which can go from spit-up saver to nursing cover to picnic blanket to, yes, baby swaddle in the blink of an eye. This fun summer style from Petit Pehr will brighten your day. $20. Buy it here.

9. Phil & Ted’s Lobster Chair.

Keep your summer brunch game strong, even with baby. Phil & Ted’s Lobster Chair clips on to just about every table, from that hard to get into restaurant down the street to the one in your own kitchen, meaning you can skip the bulky high chair. $90 Buy it here.

10. Tommee Tippee Pump & Go Starter Set.

Breastfeeding -- and pumping -- is harder than it looks, so it helps having the right resources from the get-go. Tommee Tippee’s new Pump & Go attaches to just about every pump out there, and includes everything you need to keep breastfeeding even when you can’t be with baby all day. The bottles also work great for a formula-feeding mom! $100. Buy it here.

11. Goat Milk Onesies.

This organic, neutral onesie from the cozy kid’s clothing brand Goatmilk will be your baby’s summer uniform. Buy one for every day of the week, and then switch up some cute bloomers and booties and voila! You’ve got an instagram-worthy look with basically no effort. $30. Buy it here.

12. Giggle Bath Time Gift Set.

We’re all about making baby’s first bath a little less stressful, and giggle’s new trio of bath collection is a big help. Part of the new giggle lotions & potions line, these bath products are made in the USA and formulated with safe, pure, gentle and earth-friendly ingredients that are free of artificial colors/fragrances, parabens and Phthalates. $30. Buy it here.

13. Puj Splash Newborn Bath Set.

Whether you’re looking to save a little space in your apartment, or need an easy bath to pack for your summer travels, Puj’s Flyte infant bath fits the bill (and sink!). This Splash Newborn gift set also includes Puj’s smartly designed hooded towel, plus 3 peel and stick “Nubs” that will help you hang no matter where you go. $75. Buy it here.

14. Cloud B On the Go Sleep Sheep.

Unless you’re expecting a sound-proof booth to magically appear for every baby nap and overnight, you might want to bring a little Sleep Sheep (yup, only 8 inches tall!) along on your summer travels. It’s got 4 soothing nature sounds, 2 sleep-timer options, and a velcro strap for easy attachment anywhere and anytime. $25. Buy it here.

15. Belly Armor Smart NOVA Monitor.

Those first few weeks (ok months, and even years), you’ll probably want to keep an eye on baby every second of the day. Even when he’s sleeping right in the next room. Spy safely with the Smart NOVA Baby Monitor, which emits 97% less radiation than traditional digital monitors. $149. Buy it here.

All BabyBjörn original photography by Lauren Crew for Well Rounded NY.

*We are so grateful when brands support our content and community. This post was sponsored by BabyBjörn.

When expecting a baby, there is a lot you can test-run in advance: Take that stroller around the block. Go for a spin with the car seat secured in place. Learn how to use the baby carrier with help from a doll. But breastfeeding? It's not exactly possible to practice before baby's arrival.

The absence of a trial makes it all the more important to prepare in other ways for breastfeeding success—and it can be as simple as adding a few of our lactation aiding favorites to your registry.

MilkBliss chocolate chip soft baked lactation cookies

MilkBliss lactation cookies

Studies have shown the top reason women stop breastfeeding within the first year is because they are concerned about their milk supply being enough to nourish baby. Consider MilkBliss Lactation Cookies to be your secret weapon. Not only are they wholesome and delicious, but they were formulated specifically for breastfeeding moms based on the science of galactagogues—also known as milk boosters. They also come in peanut butter and wild blueberry flavors.

$23

Evereden multi-purpose healing balm

Evereden multipurpose healing balm

Also up there on the list of reasons women stop breastfeeding: the toll the early days can take on nipples. Made from just five ingredients, this all natural healing balm is ideal for soothing chafed nipples, making for a much more comfortable experience for mama as her body adjusts to the needs of a breastfeeding baby.

$20

Lansinoh milk storage bags

Lansinoh milk storage bags

For a breastfeeding mama, there are few things more precious and valuable than the milk she worked so hard to pump—and it's the stuff of nightmares to imagine it spilling out in the fridge. With these double-sealed milk storage bags, you can be assured your breastmilk is safe and sound until baby needs it.

$12.50

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Nursing a baby is a 24/7 job, which calls for some wardrobe modifications. Because Belly Bandit specializes in making things more comfortable for the postpartum mama, they've truly thought of every detail—from the breathable fabric to the clips that can be easily opened with one hand.

$47

boob-ease soothing therapy pillows

Boob Ease soothing therapy pillows

For nursing moms, duct can quickly become a four-letter word when you suspect it's getting clogged. By keeping these soothing breast pillows in your breastfeeding arsenal, you can immediately go on the defense against plugged milk ducts by heating the pads in the microwave or cooling them in the freezer.

$25

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

A unfortunate reality of nursing is that it can really seem to limit the wardrobe options when you have to think about providing easy, discrete access. But by adding functional basics to your closet, you can feel confident and prepared for breastfeeding on the go.

$59

Bebe au Lait premium cotton nursing cover

Bebe au Lait cotton nursing cover

Nursing in public isn't every mama's cup of tea. But babies can't always wait until you've found a private place to get down to business if that's your preference. That's where a nursing cover comes in handy. This one is made from premium cotton and features a patented neckline that allows for airflow and eye contact even while you're covered.

$36

Lactation Lab basic breastmilk testing kit

Lactation Lab breastmilk testing kit

Curious to learn more about the liquid gold you're making, mama? The testing kit from Lactation Labs analyzes your breast milk for basic nutritional content like calories and protein, as well as vitamins, fatty acids and environmental toxins to help boost your breastfeeding confidence.

$99

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